An introduced perennial herb native to Europe and north and central Asian countries. Naturalized in grassy places, forest edges, roadsides and as a weed in cultivated fields of the upper montane zone. Flowering throughout the year. Common around the Nuwaraeliya.
An uncommon breeding resident locally common in grasslands, open areas and gardens of the mid hills and above. It lives as pairs and feeds on insects, darting down on them from top of a bush or other such places, usually where it used to sit on. Its breeding season lasts from February to March. The nest is a open cup made out of grass blades and rootlets, often well concealed on a hill slope or top of a bank, where it lays 2 - 4 eggs.
An uncommon endemic butterfly flies in forested areas above 1500 m elevations. It is much common from February to May. Singalese Hedge Blue is usually found settling in stream beds or on wet roads. No information available on its early stages of the life cycle.